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Job Title: Hands-On Houseman / Driver, Monday - Friday
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HM-9
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: NYC, Upper East Side, NY US
Salary Offered: $80,000-$110,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 5-7+
 
Description:

Upper East Side private residence seeks an experienced and extremely “hands-on” Houseman / Driver to assist with the daily care and maintenance of their multiple-story townhouse and their vehicles as well as the chauffeuring of the principals and their children. This is a full-time, Live-Out position, roughly Monday through Friday, with a five-day flexible schedule, based out of the client’s Upper East Side residence, where the ideal candidate would be incredibly willing to assume a “no task is too big or too small” attitude and would be willing to do whatever is necessary to promote success and satisfaction within the residence. Overriding flexibility with hours and scheduling is required, as is travel with the family during the summer months and per request.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Chauffeuring in NYC with occasionally trips in the surrounding Burroughs and Southampton, NY; willing and able to drive the principals and children upon request
• Maintaining all vehicles: keeping them gassed, ensuring adequate interior and exterior detailing, ensuring all relevant insurance and inspections are up to date
• Directly supporting the Lady of the House and assisting her with all necessary items and requests; able to adequately anticipate the family’s needs and act in accordance with their preferences without being told
• Assisting with the packing and shuttling of heavy luggage and lifting
• Catering to additional household chores both inside the residence and on the grounds; able to assist with light childcare or occasional housekeeping
• Chauffeuring or assisting with any personal shopping, errands, returns and/or concierge work
• Adept in all aspects of serving for parties and greeting guests when entertaining; great front of house demeanor
• Liaising new relationships with vendors, as well as maintaining previous relationships with residence vendors and contractors
• Able to perform light repairs, carpentry, and facilities maintenance
• Communicating with the Family Office; excellent communicator and able to communicate in a clear and concise manner
• Supervising major repairs and renovations within the home, as well as additional home-related projects
• Additional duties and responsibilities both within the scope of a Houseman / Driver position as well as outside the general scope of the positions as needed and upon request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; SUPERIOR communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 5– 7+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private home or family
• EXCEPTIONAL organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours, weekends and overtime as needed
• Experience working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required; must maintain calm composure during stressful and non-stressful circumstances
• Willing and able to learn and grow with the position and adhere to explicit and details instructions phenomenally while also anticipating and initiating the family’s needs prior to being asked
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems, including Office, Internet and email
• Adept in operating smart home technology and accompanying systems
• Valid Drivers License with clean driving record and no points on license; extremely familiar driving in the New York City and surrounding areas; willing to drive principals and children
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
Keywords: Hands-On Houseman / Driver, Monday - Friday, Live-Out, NYC, Upper East Side
 
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